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One Dead After Accident in Maple Grove

Police say the victim was walking across County Road 30 in Maple Grove when he was struck by a vehicle.

A man has died as a result of a fatal accident in Maple Grove Friday, Nov. 4.

The accident happened around 6:36 a.m. Friday. The male victim, who appeared to be elderly, according to Maple Grove Police Captain Tracy Stille, was struck while trying to cross in the eastbound lane of County Road 30 near Ranchview Lane.  

Police are treating the incident as an accident, Stille said, but it is still under investigation by the , Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota State Patrol.

The name of the victim has not yet been released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiners Office pending relative notification. The story will be updated as further details become available.

Mark Kulda November 04, 2011 at 10:13 PM
I know this might be a stretch but it was really, really dark this morning. Even at 7 am, it was still almost pitch black outside because the sun was not close to rising yet. Daylight Savings Time is now pushed back so long. I wonder if visibility was a factor.

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